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ESPN's Mariotti pleads no contest to misdemeanor
The Los Angeles city attorney's office says ESPN personality Jay Mariotti has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor battery count stemming from an August incident involving a female companion.
Dziekanski lawyer named lead counsel for Pickton hearings
A lawyer experienced at getting answers to potentially explosive questions about police conduct has been named the lead counsel at the public inquiry into the failed investigation of serial killer Robert Pickton.
Houston Entertainment Attorney Rallies Independent Music World
Attorney Leslie Cross Jr. launches Houston-based music seminar Oct. 16 at St. John's Downtown Church; participants are asked to bring in toiletries for the homeless served by the ministry.
Attorney for Hayes' Co-Defendant Gets a Continuance (Web First)
NEW HAVEN — Attorney Jeremiah Donovan, and the attorney representing him, will have an extra 13 days to prepare for a show-cause hearing to explain why Mr. Donovan shouldn’t be held in criminal contempt of court.
Attorney for Hayes' Co-Defendant Ordered to Hearing on His Comments (Web Exclusive)
NEW HAVEN — Attorney Jeremiah Donovan, who last week talked to reporters about the actions of his client, Joshua Komisarjevsky, during the Cheshire triple homicide, was hit with a show-cause order Monday that calls him to court to explain why he should not be held in criminal contempt for speaking about the case while a gag order is in place.
Attorney for former Columbus Parks Dir. withdraws gag order
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  In a 6 to 3 vote, the Columbus City Council has removed Parks & Recreation Department Director Tony Adams from his position.
Disgraced lawyer Adams gets jail time
Anne E. Adams, disgraced lawyer convicted of trying to fix a DWI charge, this morning was handcuffed and taken into custody to begin serving a jail sentence imposed by acting Erie County Judge Michael F. Griffith.
Lawyer Representing His Prostitute
A Chicago attorney who wound up in court last year for hiring a prostitute found himself before a disciplinary board to explain why he did not tell a judge that he had agreed to represent the prostitute in court for free, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday.
Connecticut Attorney General seeks 60-day freeze on foreclosures
Connecticut's attorney general on Friday called on state courts to freeze home foreclosures for 60 days after borrowers claimed that major lenders may be making misstatements in the foreclosure process.
Connecticut Attorney General seeks 60-day freeze on foreclosures
Connecticut's attorney general on Friday called on state courts to freeze home foreclosures for 60 days after borrowers claimed that major lenders may be making misstatements in the foreclosure process.
Lawyer Accused Of Stealing $45K From Chanticleer Commission
A Greenville attorney has been charged with breach of trust after deputies say he cashed checks he wrote to himself from a community commission's account.
Attorney: Justice delayed in bully case
The attorney for the freshman who says he was bullied by two former Carmel High School basketball players is speaking out after one of the charges were dropped against the players. Read more at www.WISHTV.com
Lawyer: Whitman's husband told housekeeper to 'check this' government letter
Earlier, Meg Whitman fired back at allegations that she knew her former housekeeper was an illegal immigrant and only let her go after deciding to run for governor by calling the accusation a 'smear campaign' that is linked to Jerry Brown's campaign for governor.
Guadalupe-Banawa split: Comelec given 10 days to file answer to petition vs plebiscite
The lawyer of a Labangon councilor who filed a petition against the immediate holding of plebiscite on separating Banawa from Barangay Guadalupe was authorized to file pleadings, after all.
Mich. assistant AG's anti-gay blog free speech?
An assistant attorney general is using his personal blog to target the openly gay leader of the University of Michigan's student assembly, calling him a racist with a "radical homosexual agenda." The lawyer claims that when he's not at work, he has the right to say whatever he wants.
Aussie court fines lawyer's son for importing ketamine
MELBOURNE: A Monash University student described as the son of a "high-profile Malaysian lawyer" was convicted and fined A$10,000 (RM30,024) in a magistrate's court here on Thursday for importing ketamine.
Connecticut Attorney General seeks 60-day freeze on foreclosures
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Connecticut's attorney general on Friday called on state courts to freeze home foreclosures for 60 days after borrowers claimed that major lenders may be making misstatements in the foreclosure process.
Conn. attorney: 2 home-invasion suspects at fault
The lawyer for one of two men charged in a deadly home invasion told a Connecticut jury Friday that the other suspect was responsible for escalating the violence that resulted in the killings of...
Lawyer wants Minnesota aiding-suicide case dismissed
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A lawyer for an ex-nurse charged with encouraging two people to kill themselves says the case should be dismissed because Minnesota's law on assisting suicide is vague and his client's behavior is protected speech.
Komisarjevsky lawyer gets contempt hearing postponed in Petit murder case (document/video)
NEW HAVEN — Attorney Jeremiah Donovan, and the attorney representing him, will have an extra 13 days to prepare for a show-cause hearing to explain why Donovan shouldn’t be held in criminal contempt of court.
Paxton getting another month of psychiatric tests
The lawyer for a man charged in a chilling case of alleged torture involving his former roommate says it's unlikely his client will face any additional charges.
Paxton getting another month of psychiatric tests
The lawyer for a man charged in a chilling case of alleged torture involving his former roommate says it's unlikely his client will face any additional charges.
Andrew Shirvell closes access to antigay blog
Michigan Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell has closed public access to his personal, antigay blog after a week of intense national media coverage and calls for the loss of his state job.
Police investigating bombing at home of slain lawyer's co-workers
Two lawyers at the home work at the same firm where another hadbeen murdered in 2006.
Lawyer wants Minnesota aiding-suicide case dismissed
A lawyer for an ex-nurse charged with encouraging two people to kill themselves says the case should be dismissed because Minnesota's law on assisting suicide is vague and his client's behavior is protected speech.
Michigan employee with blog on gay student takes leave of absence
Michigan Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell -- who for nearly six months has blogged about an openly gay college student -- has taken a voluntary leave of absence, the state's attorney general's office confirmed to CNN Friday.
U.S. Attorney Albritton resigns to become partner in legal firm
U.S. Attorney A. Brian Albritton announced today he will resign as the top prosecutor for the Middle District of Florida to become a partner at a private legal firm.
The powers (of attorney) that be: What you need to know now
On Oct. 1, the Maryland General and Limited Power of Attorney Act took effect. The changes make it more difficult to delegate a power of attorney, and so this tool can no longer be regarded as a last-minute alternative to attending a real estate closing. Law - United States - Law Enforcement - Prosecuting Attorneys - Services
Michigan Assistant Attorney General on leave for openly targeting gays
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- An assistant attorney general is on leave after he reportedly used his personal blog to target the openly gay leader of the University of Michigan's student assembly.
Lawyer wants MN aiding-suicide case dismissed
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A lawyer for an ex-nurse charged with encouraging two people to kill themselves says the case should be dismissed because Minnesota's law on assisting suicide is vague and his client's
Mom cleared in dead lawyer case not allowed to see kids
Two children of a Farmington Hills woman who was cleared in the death of her attorney husband will remain in the custody of their father following a hearing today in Oakland Circuit Court.
Attorney: Client's involvement in suicides is 'protected speech'
A lawyer for an ex-nurse charged with encouraging two people to kill themselves says the case should be dismissed because Minnesota's law on assisting suicide is vague and his client's behavior is protected speech
Attorney General Cox finds Imam Abdullah's killing justified
Four FBI agents who killed a Detroit mosque leader during a raid last year were justified and broke no laws, the Michigan Attorney General's Office said in a report Thursday.
As jury deliberates, lawyer says Maslamani 'doesn't get it'
Mount Clemens -- As a Macomb County panel deliberates his fate, the teenager facing the prospect of life behind bars on felony murder charges "doesn't get it" and mostly asks about "candy," his attorney said this morning.
Judge Disqualifies Former DeKalb Co. Superintendent's Attorney
A superior court judge ruled Friday to disqualify the attorney for former DeKalb County Superintendent, Crawford Lewis, after prosecutors argued he had a conflict of interest.
Kingston DA Will Not Pursue Criminal Charges Against Chattanooga City Attorney
The district attorney from Kingston, Tn., has decided not to seek criminal charges against Chattanooga City Attorney Mike McMahan as recommended by a state comptroller's report.
Former Lawyer Gets Longer Jail Stay in DWI Re-Sentencing
BUFFALO, NY - After having her original sentence overturned on a technicality, a prominent former attorney appeared before the same judge on Friday and was given a longer term behind bars.
Keating Muething & Klekamp Attorney Christy M. Nageleisen Elected Partner
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Keating Muething & Klekamp Litigation Group attorney Christy M. Nageleisen was elected partner of the firm.
Defense: Other Conn. defendant escalated violence
The lawyer for one of the men charged in a deadly home invasion has told a Connecticut jury that the other suspect was responsible for escalating the violence.
Conn. attorney: 2 home-invasion suspects at fault
The lawyer for one of two men charged in a deadly home invasion told a Connecticut jury Friday that the other suspect was responsible for escalating the violence that resulted in the killings of a woman and her two daughters.
Woman sought restraining order for Colo prosecutor
A 40-year-old woman requested two restraining orders against a western Colorado district attorney suspected of unlawful sexual contact but was denied.
Lawyer: Rezko 'ready and willing' to testify against Blago
Political insider Tony Rezko today pleaded guilty to fraud charges in connection with the sale of his pizza restaurants. His attorney said Rezko is "ready and willing" to testify for the government at the retrial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Lawyer calls for Home Warranty scheme
A lawyer specialising in leaky building cases is calling for a 15-year warranty for new homes.
Conn. Attorney: 2 Home-Invasion Suspects At Fault
The lawyer for one of two men charged in a deadly home invasion told a Connecticut jury Friday that the other suspect was responsible for escalating the violence that resulted in the killings of a woman and her two daughters.
Lawyer seeks return to Hecker case; Leach pleas guilty
Denny Hecker's former criminal defense attorney wants to take over the auto mogul's case, replacing two attorneys who are being paid with taxpayer dollars.
Pa. lawyer guilty in Russian child-sex case
A suburban Philadelphia lawyer has been convicted of sexually abusing a Russian ballet dancer he helped support.
Conn. attorney: 2 home-invasion suspects at fault
Two Connecticut men charged with killing a woman and her two daughters in a 2007 house invasion inflicted unimaginable terror on a model family that had enjoyed their final pleasant summer day together, prosecutors told a jury during closing arguments Friday.
Area lawyer publicly reprimanded
By Heather Schaefer Regional Editor An attorney in private practice in Lac du Flambeau is being publicly reprimanded by the Wisconsin Supreme Court for multiple convictions for operating while intoxicated.
Mich. Official Off Job After Targeting Gay Student
An assistant attorney general is taking a leave of absence and has been barred from the University of Michigan campus. Andrew Shirvell opposes the school's student body president for promoting what he calls a "radical homosexual agenda."
On the Move: Stuart attorney Steinfeld earns board certification
Attorney David Steinfeld, with the Stuart law firm of Kramer, Sopko & Levenstein P.A., has been board certified by the Florida Bar in business litigation.